The City-Wide School Supply Drive is a volunteer effort organized by City of Austin employees to benefit local students.

Each summer, City staff use their own money to buy school supplies to help Austin students in need. Over the past 16 years, employees have donated an estimated 13,000 backpacks.

schoolbag backpackBackpack Drop Off

Time, Date, Location: 

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Friday, July 29, 2022
  • Austin City Hall, 301 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

City Employees can purchase any of the items on the list and drop off an empty backpack and/or supplies on July 29. Please do not include food or money in the backpack; however, notes of encouragement are always welcome!

2022 School Supply List

  • #2 pencils
  • Erasers
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Markers
  • Face masks youth + adults
  • Scissors, round top
  • 1.5” binders
  • 2” binders 
  • Pens (blue, black)
  • Disinfectant wipes 
  • Glue Sticks
  • Folders with brads & pockets
  • Dividers, 5 tabs
  • Kleenex, facial tissue 
  • Hand sanitizer, 8 oz 
  • Crayons
  • Headphones for laptop
  • Colored pencils
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Loose leaf notebook paper (wide and college ruled)
  • Composition notebooks (wide and college ruled)
  • 70-sheet spiral notebooks (wide and college ruled)